Retreats and Workshops

2023 – TBA!

2017 Far Horizons Yoga Vacation
Dates: August 2 – August 6, 2017
This program will cover the safe practice of all categories of yoga poses: restorative poses, standing poses, forward bends, back bends, twists, inverted poses, and supine poses. Sessions will be slow paced with props to support every level of practice. Those who are new to yoga will have the opportunity to practice gentle, modified poses, suitable for beginners. Instruction will include back care basics, yoga for scoliosis, and yoga therapy for common health issues. There will be time for questions and answers and more advanced practitioners will have the opportunity to practice with Suza. Please bring a yoga mat, strap, block, an eye bag, and two or more yoga blankets. If you have a bolster and are traveling by car, please bring it as well.

*Note: Participants must pre-register and attend the entire program (no late-comers).

Far Horizons Yoga Retreat with Suza Francina

Wed. JULY 27 – Sun. JULY 31 Yoga Retreat – Safe practices of all categories of yoga poses will be included in this program by an international yoga teacher and author of six books, including The New Yoga for People Over 50. Suitable for beginners and more advanced practitioners. (Must start Program on Wednesday evening)
Far Horizons is a rustic retreat center nestled in the majestic wilderness of Sequoia National Monument.
Reservations and Program Registration

Far Horizons Yoga Retreat August 5-9, 2015
Far Horizons is a rustic retreat center nestled in the majestic wilderness of Sequoia National Monument.
Reservations and Program Registration

2014 Workshops

2013 Workshops
Learning the Ropes – Yoga with Wall Ropes (Yoga Karunta)
Instructors: Suza Francina & Tina Chappel
Date: Saturday, November 9
Time: 12:30 – 3:30 PM
Cost: $40 by Nov 2 / $45 after
To preregister call 805-643-JONZ
For more info:
Note: Attendance will be limited to 12 participants.
Wall ropes are the most versatile and fun of yoga props. They support a tremendous range of movements and exercises. They can be used to stretch and strengthen all major muscle groups and relieve back pain, and are an antidote for the stiffness that tends to settle into the body at midlife and beyond. In this three-hour workshop, suitable for all levels, you will learn how to use wall ropes to:
– Stretch your shoulder and chest muscles
– Create spinal traction
– Practice standing poses
– Practice inverted poses
– Practice backbends
– Practice forward bends
– Stretch and strengthen muscles throughout the body

Yoga and Writing Workshops

The 3rd Annual Ojai WordFest, April 6–13 Writing and Yoga Workshop:

Journal Writing and Yoga Workshop with Suza Francina, author of Fishing on Facebook: A Writing Yoga Memoir who will share insights about the practice of daily journal writing as a path to self awareness and memoir writing. Suza has been journaling for more than 40 years. Workshop also includes instruction to create a simple, daily practice of gentle stretching and restorative yoga – ideal for writers and those sitting long hours at the computer. Bring a notebook & pen and wear comfortable, loose clothing. Fee includes a choice of one of Suza’s books. Ticket: $20
For more information, visit Suza’s journal writing blog, and her yoga & writing website,

Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 11:00 – 12:30pm,
Soul Centered Dome, 311 N. Montgomery Street, in Ojai

Journal Writing for Self-Awareness
Saturday, May 11, 2013
10:30 am –12:20 pm (free)
This workshop is part of the Annual May Krishnamurti Gathering 2013

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